International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part Q (2015)
Obesity and malnutrition - two sides of a coin: A survey study
Obesity in children and adolescents are rapidly reaching epidemic propositions globally as well as in India. It is a well-recognized risk factor for adult obesity, which in turn may be the basic of various chronic diseases. There for by preventing he development of obesity in childhood can reduce the likely hood of obesity in adulthood and its health consequences. Nearly one-third of the world is obese or overweight, leading to a rise in chronic diseases in developing countries. Combating the problem requires funding, innovation and an understanding of the link to undernutrition. Obesity and the chronic diseases often connected with being overweight, such as diabetes, used to be thought of as problems for high-income countries. In fact, they’ve become global issues, with 2.1 billion people – nearly 30 percent of the world’s population – considered either obese or overweight. And according to the International Diabetes Federation, four out of every five people with diabetes now live in developing countries. The purpose of the survey study was to identify the various aspect, causes and the relation between obesity and malnutrition. On the basis of review and literature the following conclusions were made. Suggestions also underscore the importance of a nutrition-sensitive supply chain. It is important to identify the bottleneck at each point of the supply chain so that tailored actions can be implemented to target each distinct problem. Encouraging programs to promote physical activity is also a key potential intervention. Sustainable and inclusive economic growth, which aims to reduce income, educational, and gender inequality should be the key policy goal in a successful fight against food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition.
How to cite this article:
Dr. RS Sindhu. Obesity and malnutrition - two sides of a coin: A survey study. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(9):1149-1152.